New Boko Haram Leader Instructs Followers to Focus on Killing Christians
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Aug 04
The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly has a new leader who has said the group’s main objective is to target Christians.
RelevantMagazine.com reports that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of the ISIS-linked terrorist group. This information was obtained from the ISIS newspaper al-Nabaa.
Boko Haram is responsible for killing thousands of people in Nigeria, including both Muslims and Christians, and has contributed to the national crisis the country is facing.
The terrorist group now says it will specifically target Christians and will fight the “Christianization of society.”
The group says it plans on “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those [Christians] who we find from the citizens of the cross.”
Boko Haram’s new leader said the group also aims to target humanitarian groups that seek to provide aid to Christians and others who have been affected by the conflict.
Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced in the war that is raging, and left without food and shelter. The conflict has been ongoing for seven years.
Publication date: August 4, 2016